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Sex appeal helped dinosaurs take flight

August 2, 2019 - General

Attracting mates with showy displays may have helped dinosaurs develop feathers that let them take flight, according to new research by University of Alberta paleontologists.

A flightless dinosaur called Similicaudipteryx uses its feathers in a mating display. U of A researchers looked
at how such displays may have helped dinosaurs evolve feathers that eventually allowed them to fly
[Credit: Sydney Mohr]”The first complex wing…

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